Rabbi Marna Sapsowitz

Rabbi Marna Sapsowitz is proud to have has served as the St Croix Jewish Community's "snowbird rabbi" from 2011 thru April 2016.

Rabbi Marna's roots are in New York.  She graduated from high school in Northeastern PA, and attended Brandeis University, majoring in Sociology and Jewish Studies.  She earned an M.Ed, from Seattle University.  She was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1989, and was honored to receive her honorary D.D. from the RRC in 2014.

Rabbi Marna served for thirteen years as Rabbi of Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, WA, which she still calls home.  She has a deep passion for Jewish life in Eastern /Central Europe, and has worked with liberal/progressive Jewish communities in Prague and Warsaw.  

She loves languages, and is a student of Russian and Yiddish, and, most recently, Arabic.  At home in Olympia, she enjoys singing in her synagogue choir, spending time with dear friends both human and feline, and growing some of the food she eats.

 She has always loved "opening doors," helping to make the depth and beauty and richness of Judaism accessible to all.